FAQ – Does everyone that snores have sleep apnea? | Sleep Rehab


Keane Fedosky: Not everyone who snores has
sleep apnea, and not everyone who has sleep apnea snores. Most people who have sleep apnea do snore. That’s the most obvious sign that they come
to us with, is they complain of snoring. And it is a symptom of that, is a sign of
that, but they are sometimes exclusive. Well, some people who have sleep apnea don’t
snore. It has to do with the anatomy of their airway. The vibration from the soft palate is usually
where the noise comes from and the snoring from. Some people’s soft palate’s very small. Some people’s soft palate has already been
surgically removed. Those patients may not snore, but yet they
still have sleep apnea and have dangerously low oxygen levels even though they’re not
noisy. Someone who snores loudly enough to be heard
in another room should have a sleep test.

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